Cradle to Cradle Certified®

Coats receives Cradle to Cradle Certified Material Health Certificates™ for a range of sustainable sewing threads.

  • 27 Nov 2023
  • ShopCoats

Coats Group plc the world's leading manufacturer of thread and structural components for apparel and footwear, as well as performance materials, has received Cradle to Cradle Certified Material Health Certificates™ for its eco-friendly sewing thread solutions.

The entire range of Coats' products is now available to the industry with Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certificates™ at gold, platinum and bronze levels.

Coats is part of the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program, sharing its commitment to the vision of a world powered by products that are safe, circular, and made to enable a healthy, equitable and sustainable future. Coats thread has gone through the most stringent assessment on chemical safety.

Nienke Steen, Global Lead of Apparel, Textiles and Footwear Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation, said:

"COATS is leading the way in the field of sustainable and safe textile component solutions. They offer great diverse kits of cellulose-based and recycled PET-based threads that have gone through a thorough Cradle to Cradle Certified® Material Health assessment. The new certificates are based on our latest version 4.0, requirements on material and chemical safety, which is even stricter than our previous version. The threads can be used for the optimal circular design solution. That is key when the market requires safe solutions to develop circular products".

The Material Health Certificate validates that chemicals and materials used in the product have been selected to prioritise the protection of human health and the environment, positively impacting the quality of materials available for future use and cycling.

Adrian Elliott, CEO of the Apparel Division of Coats Group, said:

"I am incredibly proud of Coats’ achievement in obtaining Cradle to Cradle Certified Material Health Certificates™ for our sustainable sewing thread solutions. This highlights our commitment to safe, circular, and sustainable products. We are committed to leading towards a sustainable future with dedication and innovation by producing products that are safe both chemically and environmentally".


For more information, please contact:

Coats Press Office

Ellen Johnson, Brand & Communications Director,

Notes to Editors

Coats Cradle to Cradle certified Material Health Certificate™ range include the following:

Coats Cellulose Kit including Tre Cerchi Vero and Vero Plus of Lyocell and Sustainable Cotton, rewarded with a C2C Certified Material Health Certificate™ Platinum v3.1

Coats EcoCycle for garment disassembly solution. With a C2C Certified Material Health Certificate™ Platinum v3.1

Coats Cellulose Kit including Ecoregen. It covers all sewing and embroidery threads that are made of cellulose fibres, rewarded with a C2C Certified Material Health Certificate™ Gold v4.0

Coats PET KIT including Ecoverde - Recycled Product range across multiple brands with multiple functional finishes, rewarded with a C2C Certified Material Health Certificate™ Bronze v4.0

Coats Cradle to Cradle certified Material Health Certificate™ and Cradle to Cradle Certified® are registered trademarks of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

Contact COATS or the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute for more information.

About Coats Group plc

Coats is a world leader in thread manufacturing and structural components for apparel and footwear, as well as an innovative pioneer in performance materials. These critical solutions are used to create a wide range of products, including ones that provide safety and protection for people, data, and the environment. Headquartered in the UK, Coats is a FTSE250 company and a FTSE4Good Index constituent. Revenues in 2022 were $1.6bn.

Trusted by the world's leading companies to deliver vital, innovative, and sustainable solutions, Coats provides value-adding products, including apparel, accessory and footwear threads, structural components for footwear and accessories, fabrics, yarns, and software applications. Customer partners include companies from the apparel, footwear, automotive, telecoms, personal protection, and outdoor goods industries.

With a proud heritage dating back more than 250 years and a spirit of evolution to constantly stay ahead of changing market needs, Coats has operations across some 50 countries with a workforce of over 18,000, serving its customers worldwide.

Coats connects talent, textiles, and technology to make a better and more sustainable world. Worldwide, there are four dedicated Coats Innovation and Sustainability Hubs, where experts collaborate with partners to create the materials and products of tomorrow. It participates in the UN Global Compact and is committed to Science Based sustainability targets for 2030 and beyond, with a goal of achieving net-zero by 2050. Coats is also committed to achieving its goals in Diversity, Equity and inclusion, workplace health and safety, employee and community wellbeing, and supplier social performance.

About Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

How companies design and make products today has a direct impact on the world we will inhabit tomorrow. Ducts, materials, systems and business models that have a positive impact on people and planet.

Through the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program, the Institute sets the global standard for products that are safe, circular and responsibly made.

For more than a decade, leading brands, designers, retailers and manufacturers across the value chain have relied on the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard to innovate and optimize materials, products and systems for immediate and long-term positive impacts.

Cradle to Cradle Certified has long been regarded as the world’s most trusted and advanced science-based standard for designing and manufacturing products that maximize health and well-being for people and our planet, providing a comprehensive and holistic assessment framework across different sustainability performance categories.

The Institute also powers the global shift to a circular economy through partnerships and collaborative initiatives that equip businesses, governments and other stakeholders with the technical frameworks and knowledge they need to transform the way products are designed and made.

OUR VISION is a world where safe materials and products are designed and manufactured in a prosperous, circular economy to maximize health and well-being for people and planet.

OUR MISSION is to lead, inspire and enable all stakeholders across the global economy to create and use innovative products and materials that positively impact people and planet. Founded in 2010 and is operating globally as a non-profit organisation with a core team of 25 employees. It is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and San Francisco, California